February 26, 2015

DIY Cone Back Earrings



Ready for a simple trick to double your earring wearing possibilities? By making these DIY cone backs, you can give your basic stud earrings a bit of edge! This project is so ridiculously easy, that it fall under "why didn't I do this sooner?" category. I think the only thing that held me back was the rubber earring backs. Amazon Prime is a godsend-- I used it to quickly get a pack of these earring backs in time for weekend crafting, along with all the other random odds and ends I need but can't get to the store for thanks to my cast and crutches. 

Read on for how to spice up your plain pearls in 5 minutes flat! 

Tools and materials:
Super glue
Pearl earrings
Screw-on cone spikes, with the screw back removed (here are the narrow and wide spikes I used)



Add a drop of glue inside the spike.


Push the rubber back, narrow side down, into the glue until the it's flush with the spike. Allow to dry according to the glue's directions.


To wear, add a pair of pearls, or any other stud earring by pushing the earring post into the rubber back. This technique is so simple you can make them with loads of different kinds of spikes to add new dimensions to your stud earring collection.


7 comments:

  1. What do you enter to search for these cones?

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  2. Brilliant!! So simple! I love it!

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  3. So easy and thus so unique! Love them

    Bisous,Marye
    www.niniiinjune.com

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  4. They are really so beautiful...
    Wonder of I can get the 'spare parts' here in Denmark;-)

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  5. Wanted to let you know I received the book I won. It's really awesome! Thanks so much!

    Cathy

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  6. What a great idea! I'll try it if I find the cones.

    ◈✾◈✾◈diy Monas de Seda◈✾◈✾

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  7. Simple and cute love this!

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